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Historic Forestville, Preston
(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Now opened on Saturday's in May, September & October. Core season -Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day - Thursdays Fridays, Satuday & Sundays

Educational & Group Tours by reservation only April - October

Historic Forestville is a 1st person living history museum operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. Travel back in time to the year 1899 and chat with costumed guides portraying actual residents. Browse authentic merchandise in the Meighen General Store or feel the warmth and enjoy the aroma of a 19th –century working kitchen.
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  • Went to Historic Forestville Village as a time filler thinking an hour would be enough. What a surprise! Nice trip back in time and wonderful folks playing the parts of the locals from 1899. Very inte...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to have great weather when we were here recently. We all really enjoyed going through the buildings and interacting with the actors in each one. The store, house, garden, shop... ...  more »
  • My husband and I took our 5 and 14 year olds and we all loved it. The guides were very knowledgeable and were prepared to answer all sorts of questions. My daughter loves history, so she liked that th...  more »